TISSNET 2019 Analysis: Reasoning Tricky, GK tougher, English Moderate; Cut Offs Not to Go High

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
January 13, 2019
The TISSNET 2019 exam for TISS Mumbai was held on January 13, 2019. TISSNET 2019 comprised of 100 MCQs covering three sections that tested the General Awareness, English Proficiency, and Reasoning & Quantitative Abilities. While GK was a tough nut to crack, the other sections were relatively easy.
TISSNET Exam Analysis

The TISSNET 2019 exam for Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai was held on January 13, 2019. TISSNET 2019 was a computer-based test of 2 hours 40 minutes duration comprising 100 MCQs. The paper contained three sections 1) General Awareness (40 Questions), 2) English Proficiency & Language skills (30 Questions), and 3) Mathematical Reasoning & Quantitative Abilities (30 Questions). Except for GK, overall the paper was on the easier side.

TISS 2019 cut off for open category students is expected to be around 74-75 marks.

Last opportunity to Apply to Top B-schools with CAT & XAT Scores

TISSNET 2019 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission 2019 to M.A. Programmes at different campuses of Tata Institute of Social Sciences. MA programmes of Tata Institute of Social Sciences are highly sought after Masters Degree courses for the candidates seeking career in management and other branches. MA in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations, MA in Social Entrepreneurship and MA in Globalization and Labor are some of the most sought after programmes by MBA aspirants.

TISSNET 2019: Key Changes in Exam

  • TISSNET 2019 exam did not have any negative marking questions
  • Exam had a single question paper for all the programmes offered by TISS
  • TISSNET had 100 questions to be attempted in 100 minutes

TISSNET 2019 Scoring Pattern
TISSNET 2019 scoring pattern is changed. General Awareness Section has 40 marks; English Proficiency has 30 marks; Maths and Logical Reasoning section carries 30 marks

TISSNET 2019 Analysis: Overall Exam Pattern
TISSNET 2019 Exam Pattern consisted of questions related to General Knowledge; Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning; and English Proficiency as per following pattern: 

TISSNET 2019 pattern
TISSNET 2019 Paper pattern
Online Computer Based Test
No of Questions
Maximum Score
100 Marks
Type of questions
Time limit
100 Minutes
Maximum marks per question
Negative Marking
No negative Marking
No of Areas
No of Choices per question

TISSNET 2019 Analysis: Sectional Test Pattern
TISS 2019 remained on the lines of previous year exams. The sectional composition of TISSNET 2019 is as under:

TISS NET 2019 Sectional Composition

Section Name
Number of questions
Time allotted
Analytical Ability
No Sectional Time limit
Logical Reasoning
No Sectional Time limit
English Proficiency
No Sectional Time limit
General Knowledge
No Sectional Time limit
100 minutes

Analytical Ability is the Quant section of TISSNET and is clubbed with Logical Reasoning.

TISS 2019 Section wise Analysis
Let’s look at each of the three sections for exam analysis.

As in past, TISSNET 2019 GK was the most difficult section of this exam. About 25 questions were from “static GK” from areas like History, Geography, Awards, Books. This is always a tough section for MBA Aspirants as this section doesn’t feature in CAT exam. The remaining 15 odd questions were from Current Affairs, Social Issues, Business and Economy. 

Mathematical Reasoning & Quantitative Ability
Overall this was a relatively easy section. There were 30 questions in this section. About 17 questions were from the Quant from areas like Ratio, Time Speed and Distance. 7 questions were from Data Interpretation, and 6 from Reasoning. DI was time consuming.

Most of the question in the Quan section were Arithmetic based. Topics like Ratio, Time Speed and Distance, Probability, Geometry, Number System etc were covered.

English Proficiency & Language Skills
This section had 30 questions. Key topics covered in this section were:

  • Two RC Passage
  • Fill in the blank questions dominated the section.
  • The grammar questions
  • Odd one out question.
  • Synonyms and Antonyms.

This was a relatively easy section.

TISSNET 2019: Cut Offs
TISSNET 2019 overall cut-off may not go down too much. It is expected that the candidates with a score of about 74-75 marks may get shortlisted by TISS for final selection round.

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